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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - New rules of the road have been unveiled for oil and gas leasing on Bureau of Land Management lands - reforms promoted as a way to improve certainty for the industry, better protect the great outdoors, and reduce lawsuits. Bureau of Land Management director Bob Abbey says new poli

LANDER, Wyo. - Announcement of a "comprehensive review" of oil and gas leading on federal lands has aroused curiosity among many in Wyoming. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said a month ago that the onshore energy development program will be getting a top-to-bottom examination. Since then, oil a

LANDER, Wyo. - Wyoming has been put on notice by federal authorities - again - with regard to the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plan to reduce pollution haze that comes from coal-fired power plants and trona mining operations in the state. Trona, extensively mined in Wyoming, is a

GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Powder River Basin rancher from Gillette is touring the Northwest to spill what are being called "dirty secrets." Tonight in Seattle, L.J. Turner is sharing his family's story about how coal mining in their state is ruining the land and water and how the Northwest's dependence on

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Oil and gas leaseholders are cashing out leases on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Recently, two companies voluntarily sold their leasing rights, and now a total of 83,000 acres on that front have been retired from development. A law that protects the Rocky Mountain Front

Cheyenne, WY – It will be a long weekend for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is working out details on climate-change and energy-policy legislation scheduled to debut Monday. Wyoming, a top coal-producer, has a lot at stake in such legislation. Plans recently unveiled for a

Pinedale, WY – Clearing the air is the goal of citizen groups in Sublette County. They will petition the state this week for tougher air quality standards, to limit ozone air pollution in the county to a maximum of 65 parts per billion. It's 10 parts per billion lower than federal standards no

Laramie, WY – A kind of a "breath test" is about to get underway in Sublette County. University of Wyoming researchers are looking for volunteers to wear ozone data-collecting badges during ozone alerts, like the one last week. Volunteers will keep logs of their locations while wearing the bad

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